Zimbabwe’s wildlife authorities have been urged to keep strengthening the country’s anti-poaching laws, if the problem is ever to be eradicated.
The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority has announced new laws that impose stiffer penalties for people found guilty of poaching protected species. The Authority’s public relations manager, Caroline Washaya-Moyo, said the new laws would affect those who kill any protected animals gazetted by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Management. This includes rhino and elephant.
“Any person who is convicted for unlawful killing of a rhinoceros or elephant is expected to be sentenced to nine years for a first offender or eleven years for a second or subsequent offender,” she said....
Via Wildlife Margrit